New Book | The Reception of Titian in Britain from Reynolds to Ruskin

Posted in books by Editor on November 30, 2013

Papers from a 2011 conference have recently been published by Brepols:

Peter Humfrey, ed., The Reception of Titian in Britain from Reynolds to Ruskin (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013), 258 pages, ISBN: 978-2503536750, 70€.

9782503536750_p0_v1_s600This volume comprises sixteen essays on the reception of Titian by British painters, collectors and critics in the long nineteenth century. The main focus falls on the first three decades of the century, in the aftermath of the exhibition of the celebrated Orléans collection in London in 1798–99. But the chronology extends from Reynolds and his contemporaries, around the time of the founding of the Royal Academy in 1768, to the more diverse and complicated reactions of the Victorian age, and even into the twentieth century.


• Peter Humfrey, Introduction: The Pre-History,

• Marin Postle, ‘That Titian of our times’: Sir Joshua Reynolds and the ‘Divine Titian’

• Jonathan Yarker, Copies and the Taste for Titian in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain

• Stephen Lloyd, ‘So much is Titian the rage’: Titian, Copies and Artist-Collectors in London c.1790–1830

• Rosie Dias, Colour, Effect and the Formation of an English School of Painting

• Linda Borean, Sir Abraham Hume as Collector and Writer

• Philippa Simpson, Titian in Post-Orléans London

• Anne Lyles, Constable and Titian

• Tom Nichols, Hazlitt and Titian: Progress, Gusto and the (Dis)Pleasure of Painting

• Godfrey Evans, ‘Vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself’: The Dukes of Hamilton and Titian

• Caroline Campbell, Titian in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction

•William McKeown, Getting at ‘the mind of Titian’in Ruskin’s Modern Painters

• Jason Rosenfeld, Millais and the ‘luster of Titian’

• Jeremy Howard, Titian’s Rape of Europa: Its Reception in England and Sale to America

• Catherine Whistler, Merchants and Writers: The Ashmolean’s Titian Collection and Some Nineteenth-Century Owners

• Susanna Avery-Quash, Titian at the National Gallery, London: An Unchanging Reputation?

Exhibition | Antonio Canova: The Seven Last Works

Posted in books, catalogues, exhibitions by Editor on November 30, 2013

From The Met:

Antonio Canova: The Seven Last Works
Gallerie d’Italia, Milan, 4 October 2013 — 6 January 2014

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 22 January — 27 April 2014

Curated by Fernando Mazzocca and Matteo Ceriana

canova metope_190Antonio Canova (1757–1822), the greatest of all neoclassical sculptors, remains famous above all for the elegant nude mythological subjects that he carved exquisitely in marble. But he also worked in a deeply serious, deceptively simple style. This less familiar Canova is revealed in an extraordinary series of full-scale plaster models illustrating episodes from the Old and New Testaments. Such models, used to review his compositions before they were transferred into stone, were a distinctive feature of his sculptural practice. These Biblical scenes were made in connection with a project for 32 low reliefs that were to adorn the Tempio Canoviano, the church in his home town Possagno, which later became the artist’s mausoleum. He completed only seven models before his death. Six come from the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice, and one from the Gipsoteca in Possagno. Newly restored, they will all be lent for the first time to the United States. Drawing inspiration from ancient sculpture and early Renaissance masters, the models are striking for the marked linearity of the figures, arranged in brilliantly syncopated compositions. They constitute Canova’s last, profoundly moving masterworks.

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From the Gallerie d’Italia:

Canova. L’ultimo capolavoro. Le metope del Tempio
Gallerie d’Italia, Milan, 4 October 2013 — 6 January 2014
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 22 January — 27 April 2014

a cura di Fernando Mazzocca e Matteo Ceriana

L’esposizione è organizzata da Intesa Sanpaolo in partnership con la Soprintendenza Speciale PSAE e per il Polo Museale della città di Venezia e dei Comuni della Gronda lagunare e in collaborazione con la Fondazione Cariplo. Aperta al pubblico nella sede milanese fino al 6 gennaio 2014, la mostra sarà ospitata al Metropolitan Museum of Art di New York dal 20 gennaio al 27 aprile 2014.

Il recente restauro di sei bassorilievi in gesso conservati presso le Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia, ispirati a episodi dell’Antico e del Nuovo Testamento, e lo studio dei documenti ad essi relativi hanno portato alla luce opere di grande valore storico. Sono infatti state identificate nelle opere restaurate i modelli originali per le prime delle trentadue metope – i pannelli decorativi destinati a ritmare il fregio dorico – che Antonio Canova, moderno Fidia, intendeva realizzare per il pronao del Tempio della natia Possagno, l’edificio maestoso da lui stesso progettato ispirandosi all’architettura del Partenone e del Pantheon.

Lo scultore iniziò a lavorare ai modelli delle metope nel dicembre del 1821; ai primi di aprile del 1822 ne erano stati eseguiti sette, subito inviati dallo studio di Roma all’Accademia di Venezia, perché altrettanti scultori, scelti tra i migliori allievi dell’Accademia stessa, iniziassero a realizzarne la versione in marmo. La morte, sopraggiunta il 13 ottobre 1822, impedì allo scultore di portare a compimento il progetto. Insieme ai sei bassorilievi del Tempio, sono in mostra sette disegni preparatori, provenienti dal Museo Civico di Bassano del Grappa, in stretta relazione alle metope stesse, che testimoniano il costante interesse di Canova per i temi biblici e cristiani, così come il suo studio dei Primitivi.

Completano l’esposizione due esemplari, provenienti dalla Biblioteca Braidense, dell’Atlante illustrato della Storia della scultura (1813–1818 e 1822–1824) di Leopoldo Cicognara, storico dell’arte e amico di Canova: una fonte importante che permette di contestualizzare meglio il confronto con il Medioevo e il primo Rinascimento. Uno dei sette modelli delle metope, andato purtroppo perduto, viene rappresentato in mostra dal bassorilievo proveniente dalla Gipsoteca Antonio Canova di Possagno, appartenente ad una serie eseguita dai seguaci dell’opera del Maestro.

La mostra trova una sede ideale nelle sale della sezione Da Canova a Boccioni delle Gallerie di Piazza Scala, nelle quali sono esposti i bassorilievi Rezzonico di Collezione Fondazione Cariplo. Tale collocazione consente un confronto diretto – nell’ambito delle opere di Canova con la tecnica del bassorilievo in gesso – tra la produzione giovanile dell’ultimo decennio del Settecento, ispirata all’antichità classica, e opere realizzate prima della morte.

Lecture | Richard Cooper’s Album of Italian Drawings

Posted in lectures (to attend) by Editor on November 30, 2013

From the Paul Mellon Centre:

Tom Edwards (Abbot & Holder, Ltd) | Amongst the Grand Tourists:
Richard Cooper Jnr’s (1740–1822) Album of Italian Drawings
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, 6 December 2013

Research lunches are intended to be informal events in which individual doctoral students and scholars talk for half-an-hour about their projects, and engage in animated discussion with their peers. A sandwich lunch, will be provided by the Centre. We hope that this series will help foster a sense of community amongst PhD students and junior colleagues from a wide range of institutions, and bring researchers together in a collegial and friendly atmosphere.

In order to help us plan for these events, it is  essential to check availability by emailing the Centre’s Events Co-ordinator, Ella Fleming (efleming@paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk) at least two days in advance.

New Book | Forbidden Fashions in Early Venetian Convents

Posted in books by Editor on November 29, 2013

From Texas Tech University Press:

Isabella Campagnol, Forbidden Fashions: Invisible Luxuries in Early Venetian Convents, Costume Society of America Series (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2013), 160 pages, ISBN: 978-0896728295, $35.

9780896728295Form-fitting dresses, silk veils, earrings, furs, high-heeled shoes, make up, and dyed, flowing hair. It is difficult for a contemporary person to reconcile these elegant clothes and accessories with the image of cloistered nuns. For many of the some thousand nuns in early modern Venice, however, these fashions were the norm. Often locked in convents without any religious calling—simply to save their parents the expense of their dowry—these involuntary nuns relied on the symbolic meaning of secular clothes, fabrics, and colors to rebel against the rules and prescriptions of conventual life and to define roles and social status inside monastic society. Calling upon mountains of archival documents, most of which have never been seen in print, Forbidden Fashions is the first book to focus specifically upon the dress of nuns in Venetian convents and offers new perspective on the intersection of dress and the city’s social and economic history.

Isabella Campagnol, a dress, textile, and decorative arts historian, is the co-editor of Rubelli: A Story of Venetian Silk. She has
lectured on the topics of Venice and Venetian textiles in Italy and
Europe and the United States. She lives between Murano and Rome.

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Liza Foreman, “Fashion Inside Convent Walls,” provides a sketch of the project in The New York Times (23 September 2013) . . .

24iht-fnuns-inline-videoSixteenByNine600. . . Ms. Campagnol, 44, was commissioned by the society to write Forbidden Fashions after lecturing at its symposium in 2008. The book spans the period from the 15th century, when there were around 2,100 nuns living in the city’s 30 convents, to the mid-18th century, when, Ms. Campagnol said, “most of the convents were closed or repurposed by Napoleon, after the fall of the Republic in 1797.”

As for the fashionable nuns, they were “how Venice preserved its wealth” at a time when brides were expected to come with large dowries, the author explained. “If you had more than one daughter, one married and the rest went to convents.” . . .

The full article is available here»

Conference | Roma 1771–1819: I Giornali di Vincenzo Pacetti

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on November 29, 2013

From the conference programme:

Roma 1771–1819: I Giornali di Vincenzo Pacetti
Accademia Nazionale di San Luca – Università Sapienza, Rome, 28–30 November 2013

ProgrammeIl Convegno intende costituire un momento di riflessione critica a seguito della pubblicazione, avvenuta nel 2011, del volume Roma 1771–1819: I Giornali di Vincenzo Vincenzo Pacetti (1746–1820), che contiene la prima trascrizione integrale dei due diari dello scultore romano. A partire dalla testimonianza oggettiva contenuta negli appunti dell’artista, influente membro dell’Accademia di San Luca, restauratore, esperto e commerciante di antichità e dipinti nella Roma cosmopolita della seconda metà del XVIII secolo, l’incontro intende mettere a confronto specialisti di diverse discipline per indagare gli aspetti storico-culturali sollecitati dalla lettura dei Giornali.

G I O V E D Ì ,  2 8  N O V E M B R E

I. Pacetti e l’Ambiente Artistico Contemporaneo

9.00  Saluti di apertura

9.30  Alvar Gonzales Palacios, Introduzione

10.00  Francesco Leone, Vincenzo Pacetti scultore d’invenzione

10.20  Angela Cipriani, Vincenzo Pacetti e l’Accademia di San Luca

10.40  Chiara Piva, “Una comunicazione di interessi e benefici
reciproci”. L’atelier di Vincenzo Pacetti e i suoi collaboratori

11.00  Nancy Hirschland Ramage, Pacetti at the Getty

11.20  Coffee break (more…)

New Book | At the King’s Table: Royal Dining through the Ages

Posted in books by Editor on November 28, 2013

While the eighteenth century doesn’t stand out in the book’s description (hard to compare with 48-day picnics), the Georgian period is covered, too. With feasting in mind for all of you celebrating this curious American holiday, all the best for a happy Thanksgiving. -CH

From the publisher:

Susanne Groom, At the King’s Table: Royal Dining through the Ages (London: Merrell, in association with Historic Royal Palaces, 2013), 208 pages, ISBN: 978-1858946139, $40.

9781858946139_p0_v1_s600Here are the feasts that really are fit for a king – or queen. This delightful book explores the history of royal dining from the bustling kitchens of the Middle Ages to the informal dinner parties of today. Susanne Groom, a former curator at Historic Royal Palaces, considers the diets of monarchs from Richard II to Elizabeth II, revealing the exotic beasts served at medieval courts, the 48-day picnic prepared for Henry VIII and François I of France at the Field of Cloth of Gold, the romantic suppers made for Charles II and his mistresses, Queen Victoria’s love of nursery food, and the gluttonous appetite of Edward VII. We also learn about royal table manners, the earliest cookbooks, the hiring of flamboyant chefs and the intrigues of unscrupulous kitchen staff, the ever-changing health advice given to the sovereign, and the influence of royal diet on the average family fare. Full of lively anecdotes, colourful characters, rarely seen illustrations, and menus from state banquets, weddings, coronations and jubilees, At
the King’s Table
is a treat for all culinary fans.

Susanne Groom is a consultant curator at Historic Royal
Palaces, London. She is the co-author of Kew Palace:
The Official Illustrated History
(Merrell, 2006).

Reviewed | Crossing Borders: Hebrew Manuscripts

Posted in books, catalogues, exhibitions, reviews by Editor on November 27, 2013

While the manuscripts included in this exhibition date from the Middle Ages, there is material pertinent to eighteenth-century collectors, as noted below. And to everyone celebrating Hanukkah (which, of course, most unusually coincides this year with the American Thanksgiving), a very happy holiday! -CH

From caa.reviews:

Piet van Boxel and Sabine Arndt, eds. Crossing Borders: Hebrew Manuscripts as a Meeting-place of Cultures, exhibition catalogue (Oxford: Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, 2010), 128 pages, ISBN: 978-1851243136, £25.

Exhibition schedule: Jewish Museum, New York, 14 September 2012 — 3 February 2013

Reviewed by Barbara Drake Boehm and Melanie Holcomb; posted 20 November 2013.

9781851243136_p0_v1_s600Illuminated manuscripts offer the best-surviving evidence of Jewish artistic production in the Middle Ages, bearing witness to the tastes of their Jewish patrons, the skills of Jewish scribes, and the aesthetic acuity of Jewish readers and viewers. Jews did not live in isolation, and the artists responsible for the decoration of their books—who were not necessarily Jewish but may have been—both drew from and contributed to the artistic conventions of the dominant culture. ‘Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Libraries’, an exhibition held at the Jewish Museum in New York in 2012–13 and online via the Jewish museum website, provided an opportunity not only to see important, often beautiful examples of rarely shown Hebrew manuscripts, but also to explore the fascinating, complex intellectual and cultural relations between Jews and non-Jews of medieval Europe.

The full review is available here» (CAA membership required)

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From the exhibition website:

Jan Jiri Baltzer (1738–99), Posthumous Portrait of David Ben Abraham Oppenheimer, Chief Rabbi of Prague, 1773
Engraving after Johann Kleinhard, 7 3/4 x 4 3/8 in. (19.5 x 11.1 cm), The Jewish Museum, New York Gift of Dr. Harry G. Friedman, F 4143

FULL-bodleian_62-000_rabbi-oppenheimer_F4143The collection of Rabbi David Oppenheimer (1664–1736) is his most significant legacy. His more than 780 manuscripts and 4,200 printed books in Hebrew, Yiddish, and Aramaic form perhaps the most important private Jewish library ever assembled. For most of his life he was unable to enjoy this treasure, keeping the works at his father-in-law’s home in Hanover to avoid the censorship imposed on Hebrew texts in Prague. After his death, the collection was inherited by a succession of relatives. It was appraised by the Jewish luminary Moses Mendelssohn and ultimately acquired by the Bodleian in 1829.

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A recently discovered Passover Haggadah commissioned in 1726 by one of David Oppenheimer’s relatives sold, incidentally, last week (22 November 2013) for £210,000.

Exhibition | Giacomo Ceruti: On the Eve of the Enlightenment

Posted in books, catalogues, exhibitions by Editor on November 26, 2013

Press release from Robilant-Voena:

Giacomo Ceruti (1698–1767): Popolo e nobiltà alla vigilia dell’età dei lumi
Robilant-Voena, Milan, 30 October — 13 December 2013

Curated by Francesco Frangi and Alessandro Morandotti

Ceruti_AmazzoneRobilant-Voena presenta nella sua sede milanese una mostra che indaga uno dei più grandi artisti del Settecento italiano: Giacomo Ceruti. Nell’occasione sarà possibile apprezzare un cospicuo nucleo di opere di questo protagonista della “pittura della realtà” lombarda, riscoperto a partire dagli anni venti del Novecento per merito degli studi di Roberto Longhi, Giuseppe Delogu, Giovanni Testori e Mina Gregori. Grazie ai prestiti di importanti collezioni private di formazione antica o recente, la mostra affiancherà a dipinti già noti da tempo, alcune tele finora sconosciute, che contribuiranno a mettere a fuoco i diversi aspetti del linguaggio di questo formidabile pittore.

Nato a Milano e precocemente trasferitosi a Brescia, Ceruti è infatti una personalità dal percorso articolato, che in una prima fase della sua carriera seppe imporsi come ritrattista dai vigorosi accenti realistici e soprattutto come attento indagatore della vita quotidiana delle classi sociali più disagiate. Molto spesso, infatti, le opere che l’artista realizza tra gli anni venti e i primi anni trenta del Settecento per la nobiltà bresciana hanno come protagonisti i cosiddetti pitocchi: mendicanti, vagabondi, filatrici, contadini e artigiani. Un mondo di emarginati e di umili lavoratori che, a differenza di quanto era avvenuto nella pittura dei decenni precedenti, Ceruti mette in scena senza ironia, conferendo anzi ai protagonisti una solenne dignità, cui contribuisce il formato monumentale dei dipinti. Questa propensione raggiunge i più alti risultati nel famoso ciclo di Padernello, la serie di tele pauperistiche che sancì la riscoperta dell’artista a partire dagli anni venti del Novecento.

Verso la metà degli anni trenta del Settecento Ceruti si sposta in terra veneta, lavorando tra Padova e Venezia dove ottenne importanti commissioni da uno dei più illustri collezionisti del tempo, il maresciallo Matthias von der Schulenburg. Il confronto con la cultura figurativa lagunare segna una cesura nel percorso di Ceruti, le cui conseguenze si faranno sentire per tutto il seguito della carriera dell’artista che, fatta eccezione per un soggiorno a Piacenza nel corso degli anni quaranta, si svolgerà in prevalenza a Milano, dove Ceruti morirà nel 1767.

In questa sua seconda stagione il pittore dimostra di privilegiare un linguaggio più elegante e raffinato, aggiornato sulle mode della coeva cultura figurativa europea. Così i suoi ritratti perdono la ruvida dimensione naturalistica degli anni giovanili per acquisire un tono mondano e internazionale, bene esemplificato in mostra dal Ritratto del Marchese Orsini a cavallo, proveniente dalla villa Orsini di Mombello di Imbersago. Lo stesso avviene per le scene di tema popolare, che sostituiscono ai toni drammatici degli esordi un registro più rasserenato, di cui è testimonianza l’idillio sentimentale rappresentato nell’Incontro al pozzo già parte della decorazione di palazzo Busseti a Tortona. Notevole è poi la serie di teste di carattere (Ritratto di fumatore in costume orientale; Vecchio con gatto; Vecchio con colbacco e cane) che fanno di Ceruti un grande interprete di quel genere pittorico mondano (e tipicamente settecentesco) molto amato a Venezia e in Francia. Questi trapassi stilistici lasciano comunque inalterato il dato saliente della poetica cerutiana, da riconoscere nella capacità di restituire le diverse realtà del proprio mondo con uno sguardo schietto e disincantato; una lucida razionalità di osservazione che rende Ceruti perfettamente in linea con la sensibilità dell’età dei lumi che si andava allora diffondendo in tutta Europa.

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Published by Skira, the catalogue is available from Artbooks.com:

Francesco Frangi and Alessandro Morandotti, Giacomo Ceruti (1698–1767): Popolo e nobiltà alla vigilia dell’età dei lumi (Milan: Skira, 2013), 96 pages, ISBN: 978-8857222547, $75. Italian text with English insert.

Ceruti_72dpiArtista di spicco del Settecento italiano, Giacomo Ceruti detto “il Pitocchetto” è un importante protagonista della “pittura della realtà” lombarda, riscoperto a partire dagli anni venti del Novecento per merito degli studi di Roberto Longhi, Giuseppe Delogu, Giovanni Testori e Mina Gregori. Questo catalogo, che accompagna l’esposizione milanese, ripercorre la carriera artistica di Ceruti, a partire dagli anni bresciani, spesi sul binario di una ricerca realista, fino agli anni veneti e milanesi, quando il suo linguaggio diventa internazionale, e i pitocchi lasciano spazio ai ritratti nobiliari e alle teste di fantasia. Attraverso ventiquattro opere provenienti da prestigiose collezioni private oltre che dal patrimonio della galleria (alcune delle quali completamente sconosciute al pubblico e riscoperte in occasione della mostra), si vuole indagare questa dicotomia dell’opera di Ceruti, dove la realtà declinata nei suoi aspetti più poveri, fatta di storpi e mendicanti, stracci e polvere, si contrappone a un’eleganza di gusto internazionale, nella quale trionfano velluti e marsine.

Call for Papers | Art, Music, and Spectacle, 1400–1800

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on November 25, 2013

From the session Call for Papers for the 2014 Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies:

Intersection of Art, Music, and Spectacle, 1400–1800
Second Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, St Louis, 16–18 June 2014

Proposals due by 15 December 2013

Art, music, and spectacle in the Early Modern period intersect on multiple levels: sharing similar themes, formal characteristics, patrons, and artists; drawing on similar sources, from mythologies to religious texts; sharing the same physical space; and appealing to similar audiences—secular and sacred, public and private. Music and the visual arts also paralleled one another in their functions, creating avenues for developing national style, for codifying devotional practices, or for propagandistic positioning.

This panel seeks to open up a discourse on the intersection of music, spectacle, and the visual arts in order both to showcase the breadth of possibility for topics and to spark conversations between scholars interested in interdisciplinary studies. We invite presentation proposals from scholars at all levels (graduate students, as well as more advanced faculty) that address any type of connection between art, music, or spectacle in the Early Modern period. In addition to more traditional studies of patronage, iconography, and artistic collaboration, we welcome papers addressing more theoretical approaches, such as constructions of space, mnemonics and memory, sensory and phenomenological experience. The panel seeks to incorporate papers from a variety of disciplines—art history, musicology, theater and dance history, performative studies, etc.—and from a variety of geographic and historical periods.

Nicole N. Conti, nicolenconti@umn.edu

The complete call for papers is available here»

Call for Papers | The Gesamtkunstwerk for All Times and Places

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on November 25, 2013

Conference and Edited Volume | The Gesamtkunstwerk: A Concept for All Times and Places
University of Lisbon, 12–14 March 2014

Proposals due by 15 January 2014

shapeimage_1The Gesamtkunstwerk: A Concept for All Times and Places is integrated in the programme Art from a Global Perspective, which began in 2011 at the Artistic Studies Research Centre (CIEBA) of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon (FBAUL).

The concept Gesamtkunstwerk (or total work of art) is defined by the universal, globalizing and totalizing nature of a work of art when it combines painting, sculpture, architecture, music, poetry and other arts. In the specific context of German Post-Romanticism, Richard Wagner (1813–1883) attempted to synthesize the work of art in a resounding combination between symphonic music, dramatic action in text interpretation and stage representation, through painting and sculpture, seeking to awaken in audiences subtle and deep emotions. Although the German concept Gesamtkunstwert was not originally used by Wagner, the eloquent way he refers to an ideal of unification of all art forms by means of theatrical representation presents the «consummation of the artwork of the future».

This conference seeks to rethink the concept of Gesamkunstwerk, analyzing the way artists before and after Wagner, in Europe and the World, combined different forms of art, establishing unequivocal relationships between concepts and materials. We aim at systematizing creative processes that rely on the transgression of the individualizing tradition of the art forms in favour of symbiotic mechanisms between visual arts, multimedia art, performative arts, popular arts, and “primitive” arts. This conference seeks to put into perspective theoretical and practical models of synthesis of arts patent in the several cultural contexts all over the world.

In the context of the Gesamtkunstwerk, beyond these issues, it is important to examine not only the synthesis models of artistic forms, but also textual and visual references often aggregated by works of art. Discussion themes include, although are not limited to:
• Contextualization of historical and aesthetic reflection on the concept Gesamtkunstwerk
• Coalescence of visual arts, performance arts, multimedia art, popular art, and “primitive” arts
• The  Gesamtkunstwerk in the context of architecture: Design for the Total Building
• Film as synthesis of poetics, performance, music, and photography
• The  impact of globalization in the combination of art forms
• Collaborative art
• Anthropophagy as an aesthetic procedure (adaptation and appropriation of styles and artistic forms by other artists, of others works or other cultures)
• Museums and exhibition programming as unifying element of art forms (exhibition and curatorial harmonization of different art forms, settings and interactions between the museum’s architecture programme and museum practice)
• Decorative Arts: application and ornament (decorative arts as an expression of the combination of different forms of art, collaboration between artists – woodcarvers, designers, goldsmiths, painters,
sculptors, upholsterers, etc.)
• Appropriation and Remediation (analysis of processes of artistic recreation, especially via digital art;
• Modern and contemporary perspectives on the Gesamtkunstwerk (extensions of the notion of the Gesamtkunstwerk in Modernism and the contemporary world
• New definitions for the notion of Gesamtkunstwerk
• Questions suggested by installation and the notion of place
• Pastiche and the reinvention of the work of art

We particularly encourage the submission of proposals that crosscut cultural contexts, present diachronic perspectives or establish relationships between different universes. Submissions for a 20-minute presentation and/or edited volume should be forwarded to the Scientific Committee, which will proceed to a peer review. Submissions should be sent by email to agp@fba.ul.pt until 15th January 2014, with CFP Gesamtkunstwerk as subject message. The  abstract should only include title and a maximum of 500 words. The  abstract must be accompanied by a different file with a curriculum vitae (maximum: 1 page) that includes personal identification elements, the submission title, academic affiliation, and a selection of a maximum of 5 bibliographic references. Notification of acceptance will be announced until 15th February 2014. Papers accepted for the conference will be published in a volume. The committee may accept proposed papers only for the edited book. For further information, please send an email to agp@fba.ul.pt.

Artistic Studies Research Centre, University of Lisbon (CIEBA/FBAUL)

Rui Oliveira Lopes, PhD (CIEBA/FBAUL)
Fernando António Baptista Pereira, PhD (CIEBA/FBAUL)
Maria João Ortigão, PhD (CIEBA/FBAUL)
Fernando Rosa Dias, PhD (CIEBA/FBAUL)

Working Languages
English / Portuguese

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